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You can call these ridiculous buildings Toronto Community Housing if you want.
What they should be called is a disgrace.
Murder after murder after murder after murder.
Shooting after shooting after shooting after shooting.
And even more stabbings, sexual assaults, armed robberies and swarmings.
How many is too many?
How many can you stomach? How many can you ignore?
If the victims are 18 or older, we generally do.
Meanwhile, it doesn't matter that the investigation of 15-year-old "Tubby" still has his death as suspicious since death by gun is death by gun.
It's just the latest in a despicable list of children dying violently in the GTA in recent times.
They call Turf Grassway the "connection." Back in my crime reporting days, the area was known as "The Drive Thru."
What it should be called is "The Death Strip." It's a notorious murder, shooting and crime apprentice and training zone.
The cops in 31 Division are out numbered and out manoeuvred.
No matter how many they arrest and incarcerate, or how many die, there are younger brothers to pick up the slack.
These areas and all of the millions of dollars of business that go through the drug districts are protected by armed gangsters who have no respect for anybody or anything.
And it's not any better at just about any community housing project in Toronto or the GTA.
There are poor people living inside of these hell holes for sure. But the poor are not the Bloods or the Crips who roll with expensive clothes, jewelry, cars, smart phones and guns.
Police have not yet release the latest deceased's name, but in today's world, things come out since dozens of his friends took to social media to immortalize "Tubby" with glamorized "RIP" tributes as if somehow there was some honour to his demise.
Dig around on You tube and you'll find some "Real Toronto" videos with some young men from Jane and Finch boastfully, honestly and profanely offering a tour of their lives - complete with many proudly showing off their guns and ammunition.
These shootings are a surprise to no one and are just a cost of operating the drug market that TCHC is nothing but a taxpayer-funded a cover for.
All of the deaths of our young people is not acceptable and the people who make the big money in this town had better call a meeting and establish some immediate measures.
Meanwhile, where was TCH president and CEO Gene Jones Monday?
He put out a lame statement that read pretty well the same as the statement last week at Regent Park.
"Acts of violence like this affect everyone in the community and the city. They remind us of the need to continue Toronto Community Housing's work with the police, the city, local agencies, partners and our residents to find
solutions to keep our communities safe."
But Jones was nowhere to be seen at the latest scene.
"Mr. Jones was not in the Firgrove Crescent community last night. He is out of town at a conference," explained spokesperson Sinead Canavan.
At $200,000 a year - with potential for a 20% bonus - Jones might want to consider getting back here because one thing I have learned in 20 years of covering Toronto's ghetto drug wars is when one shooting occurs, it is often soon followed by another.
He may want to get that stock media statement ready.